Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Free Choice Time

We have ended most of our days with free choice/explore time. This is an unstructured time in the classroom during which students can pursue activities of their own interests. This is an important time for students to express creativity and just have fun, but it's also an important way to help children build friendship and social skills. Check out some recent activities below...

Watercolor painting is popular! 
The Crystal Connectors are a lot of fun. It's neat to hear the imaginative talk that goes along with these creations!
Arts and crafts are popular. I've been impressed with how students will begin a project one day and go back to it each day until it's done.
Giant Tinker Toys--a fun take on a classic toy.
A ferris wheel!
More Crystal Connector creations. 
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